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Cairns Wildlife Safari Reserve - CLOSED

2577 Kennedy Highway, Kuranda, Queensland 4871, Australia
+61 7 4093 7777
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Park closed in 2013.

This park is now closed and the animals are being given new homes elsewhere which is a shame. The... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2014
Cairns, Qld
very small park

Its true you get to hug the Koala. apart from that its a waste of time. You can see the other... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2014
Sydney, Australia
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Cairns Wildlife Safari Reserve is 40oklms west of Cairns. It is home to many exotic and endangered animals. Guest can enjoy the unique experince of Breakfst with the beast or Dine on the Edge where you are seated inside the lions enclouser and surrounded by 19 lions. This has the largest lion pride in australiasia. It is also a walk around park wtih many other animals, common hippo, pigmy hippo, brown bears, cheetah,white rhino, wallabies, many speices of monkeys and much more.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
6 Apr 2014
“Park closed in 2013.”
6 Jan 2014
“very small park”
2577 Kennedy Highway, Kuranda, Queensland 4871, Australia
+61 7 4093 7777

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Reviewed 6 April 2014

This park is now closed and the animals are being given new homes elsewhere which is a shame. The lions were spectacular.

1  Thank MissMapleLeaf
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Its true you get to hug the Koala. apart from that its a waste of time. You can see the other things on any other zoos around the country.

Thank Tanvi2014
Reviewed 23 April 2013

Ok so this place is an amazing experience that you truly can not get anywhere else in Australia let alone other parts of the world. I want to firstly highly recommend it if you are in Cairns or FNQ... go see the Great Barrier Reef...More

1  Thank JM107
Reviewed 20 April 2013

We understood this was a safari type zoo. I was looking forward to spotting the animals. Some cages were very large and we embarrassingly spent time searching for the animals the signs suggested were within to only notice the gate open on the oversized grassed...More

Thank Samantha M
Reviewed 5 April 2013

I took the family to Kuranda for the day and visited the wildlife park. The army duck tour was reasonably priced for the family and the children had a lot of fun. I found that the meal was expensive . Apart from that it was...More

Thank Ted C
Reviewed 1 April 2013 via mobile

We booked for Breakfast with the Beasts and glad we had. Being able to see the lions up close while they were eating was great. They gave out a few roars which made everyone jump. The lady at reception was not friendly or welcoming in...More

Thank Cassandra K
Reviewed 11 March 2013

Cairns Wildlife Safari Reserve, aka Shambala Animal Kingdom. When we arrived the receptionist was on the phone discussing the possible sale of the establishment and left us waiting for over 15mins; we just walked in and came back to pay later. The zoo was not...More

Thank JessSamuels
Reviewed 25 February 2013

This is a great little Zoo about 40 minutes from Cairns. If you want to hear the staff talk about all the animals you will need the whole day. But you can see everything in about 1/2 the day if you just like looking at...More

3  Thank Fitzy4869
Reviewed 1 February 2013

This Janurary my partner and I visited the worst zoo we've ever seen - Cairns Wildlife Safari Reserve, aka Shambala Animal Kingdom. I'm listing both of those names just in case anyone is confused when they see the faded signs with the old trading name....More

1  Thank anna928
Reviewed 29 January 2013 via mobile

When doing a bit of research on what to do in the cairns area we came across this little place that looked quite good on their website and brochure, so we thought we'd give it a try. We were excited as it is the only...More

Thank luckylozy
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